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Fast Moving Meteor-Like Object from Space Captured by ISS Astronaut

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured a meteor-like object slam into Earth’s atmosphere and burning up over the Atlantic Ocean on November 5, 2017 from the International Space Station.

The space object, traveling at roughly 24 miles per second (40km/s), was sighted over the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of South Africa.

Several lightning flashes were also recorded by Nespoli as the Space Station flew from the southern Atlantic Ocean over to Kazakhstan.

 

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Fireballs in the sky over the US and Europe all captured on November 14, 2017

Several meteors lit the sky over the United States and Europe on Tuesday night.

Fireballs were captured over Phoenix, over Southern Ohio and later in the night two meteors crossed over France and the other over Germany which was seen as far away as Italy and Switserland.

Although it seems that these fireballs were at least somewhat related with the Tuarids and with the comet Encke, the fireballs that occurred in Arizona and France are not related to the Tuarids due to their origin and direction, the fireballs over Ohio and Germany were probably Tuarids.

Below videos show the fireball that flew across the Phoenix sky and captured by the Phoenix city Cam and the fireball over Southern Ohio uploaded by J. Verrico on the American Meteor Society Website.

The American Meteor Society has noted before that there has been a dramatic increase in fireball /meteor activity since the last two years.

 

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Flaming object streaking across the sky releases escape pod over Santiago, Chile?

The following footage of a strange moving flaming object was caught on camera by Francisco Garcia on September 25, 2017 19.30 local time over Santiago, Chile.

While the object streaking across the sky it suddenly releases something what looks like an escape pod sparking theories that it could be a UFO.

Others suggest that the flaming object is the effect of a large plane as it’s cuts through a cloud layer but I’m not sure if that is the case because it does move in a way that doesn’t suggest clouds.

So, the object is a UFO ejecting an escape pod or is it more likely that the object is something like a meteorite, space junk or a man-made reentry vehicle reentering the atmosphere and breaking up?

 

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Kecksburg UFO Case Report Author, Responds to Skeptics

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Film Bucket Return Capsule Used in Corona Satellites

Editor’s Note: Recently we published a report on The Kecksburg UFO Incident, researched and written by Dr. Bob Wenzel Gross. Dr. Gross’ thesis is that the mystery object that fell at Kecksburg on Thursday, December 9, 1965 was in fact a top secret satellite, under the Corona Program. Well known skeptic Robert Sheaffer took issue with Dr. Gross’ hypothesis, arguing that the object was merely a meteor. Here below is Dr Gross’ rejoinder—FW

     I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Sheaffer’s Thursday, September 14, 2017 review of my article recently published by Frank Warren in The UFO Chronicles.com. Mr. Sheaffer’s review was titled: Another Nonsensical “Explanation” for the Kecksburg Incident. My article was entitled: Closing the Kecksburg UFO Case Opened Another Mystery. Most of Mr. Sheaffer’s critique targeted the second part of my so-called “loopy ‘explanation.’”

During his critique, Mr. Sheaffer seems to have made an attempt to mislead his readers by failing to mention that the bulk of the material

Dr. Bob Wenzel Gross
Dr. Bob Wenzel Gross
The UFO Chronicles
© 9-15-17

he critiqued was lifted out of context from my article’s “Prediction” section. The “Prediction” section was a subsection I included in my article under the heading: “Applying the Scientific Method to the Kecksburg UFO Riddle.”

As many quality researchers understand, such predictions allow a scientist to be specific about how to demonstrate that a hypothesis is accurate. My stated hypothesis was: A Corona Satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on December 9, 1965. Due to an anomaly of sorts, its recovery vehicle separated from the satellite earlier than planned. Thus, this Corona recovery vehicle in conjunction with its film bucket is a highly viable candidate for the object that landed in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania on that same date.

Once a hypothesis and a prediction are developed, a true scientist does not change them even if the results of the experiment show that they are wrong. An incorrect prediction is not a failure. It merely indicates that the experiment demonstrated new facts that were previously unknown. Experimental information by nature is imperfect. Scientific results usually contain errors. One of my research goals has always involved minimizing errors. Thanks to Mr. Sheaffer’s own recent research, I now have even more information to possibly conduct an ancillary study related to the Kecksbrug UFO mystery.

Although the Corona Satellite project was technically declassified around 1995, the contents of some satellites are currently classified—even as I write. Such contents may be classified because of the nature of the nuclear materials they enclosed. Furthermore, NASA has not yet provided a detailed description of the nuclear experiment on board Satellite KH-4A 1027 (NASA has provided detailed descriptions of nuclear experiments on board other Corona Satellites).

A NASA document that I obtained in 2017 stated that: There were no data collections returned (for United States Air Force Photo Surveillance Satellite KH-4A 1027). That NASA statement seems to contradict the statement Mr. Sheaffer recently proved in his brilliant critique whereby one of his sources indicated: The condition of the air recovered capsule was normal. Thus, I will probably investigate the capsule condition issue more. Thanks to Mr. Shaeffer, I now have some potentially valuable bits of new information to help me ferret out the true answer.

In closing, it seems as if Mr. Sheaffer may have missed or at least misread the sentence in my article that read: disinformation has been an integral part of the secret Corona program. Therefore, it is quite possible that even a witty gentleman such as Mr. Sheaffer may have been duped via disinformation. Since disinformation is a variable that figured heavily into my Kecksburg UFO research, I do not accept my recent findings as wrong—at least not yet. Disinformation is an area that must be investigated thoroughly in the Kecksburg UFO case. If it eventually turns out that Mr. Sheaffer was indeed hoodwinked by disinformation, it may help for him to remember that science is a process of becoming less wrong over time.

The UFO Chronicles.com article (Closing the Kecksburg UFO Case Opened Another Mystery) was based upon a whitepaper report that I developed and wrote. The title of that report is: KECKSBURG UFO WHITEPAPER REPORT: Closing the Kecksburg UFO Case Opened a New Mystery. The full whitepaper report is available on my website at: bobwenzelgross.com.

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Skeptic Robert Sheaffer Critiques Recent ‘Kecksburg UFO Incident’ Report

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 Great Lakes Fireball
The train of the Great Lakes Fireball, seen across at least six states and Ontario, that started the Kecksburg ‘UFO crash’ story. Photo taken 9 December 1965 4:43 p.m. E.S.T. by Richard Champine of Royal Oak, Michigan. Location: 2 miles east of Pontiac, Michigan, approx. 45 seconds after event.

Another Nonsensical “Explanation” for the Kecksburg Incident

     The so-called “UFO Crash” at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1965 has become a UFO legend as a ‘second Roswell.’ In reality, there is no mystery at all. The supposed “UFO” was simply the Great Lakes Fireball of December 9, 1965, reported by many observers over a wide area and written about by astronomers.

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By Robert Sheaffer
badufos.blogspot.com
8-15-17

Now there is a brand new theory to explain Kecksburg, by Bob Wenzel Gross, a “semi-retired researcher and writer with a forthcoming non-fiction memoir entitled: In Pursuit of Anomalies: How Great Music and Real UFOs Can Save the Human Race. Dr. Gross has worked as a researcher, field investigator, scientist, writer, lecturer, educator, administrator, change agent, turnaround specialist, and professional musician.” Published in Frank Warren’s UFO Chronicles, Gross’ account is very long-winded, and you can mostly ignore Part 1 – it’s just Gross showing what a clever guy he is ….

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 hurtling towards Earth and NASA is ‘Excited’!

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is heading towards Earth, with NASA claiming it gives their scientists a chance to test its space threat-scanning ability.

The asteroid has been out of range of telescopes since 2012. But on July 27, 31, and then again on Aug. 5, the approaching asteroid 2012 TC4 was observed again by Olivier Hainaut, Detlef Koschny and Marco Micheli of the European Space Agency using one of the European Southern Observatory’s 8.2-meter telescopes at its Very Large Telescope Observatory.

The scientists said they are “excited” by the asteroid, which could be as large as 130 feet in size and is expected to fly past Earth on October 12 and even though scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from the surface of Earth while NASA said it is “absolutely certain” the rock will miss the planet.

This asteroid was first spotted in 2012 and it was this asteroid that worried people who thought the Mayan ancient civilization has predicted the end of the world.

At this moment the asteroid is approaching at about 30,000 mph (14 kilometers per second), and will continue to brighten – reaching 13th magnitude at time of closest approach.

NASA scientists are planning to use its upcoming October close approach to Earth as an opportunity not only for science, but to test NASA’s planetary defense system. The defense will not fire missiles from Earth into space yet, they want to monitor the asteroid only.

 

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Fireball Lights Up Great Falls | VIDEO

Fireball Lights Up Great Falls 9-4-17

     Something in the sky caught the eye of some Great Falls residents on Monday night.

The incident happened at about 11:10 p.m. on Monday.

By David Sherman
KRTV News
9-5-17

The American Meteor Society says that it received 99 reports about a “fireball” seen over parts of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and in Alberta and British Columbia.

There have not been any reports of damage or injuries.

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Mysterious bright object in the sky caught on security cam crashes in Northern Idaho

On September 4, 2017 an odd bright object in the sky was caught on the security cam of Jacquie McKay who lives in Bridge Lake BC. According to Jacquie she woke up of the flash.

Credit image and video: Jacquie McKay.

Eyewitness reports:

We felt it. It was way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows.

I saw a bright green streak, then the whole sky lit up green! Unlike anything I’ve ever seen! Was riding home on my bike, and happened to be looking at the sky at the right time.

This would explain the odd flashing of light I saw on the horizon when I was outside at this exact time. Spokane WA.

So far, it is unknown what the strange object may have been but it seems fire crews responding to reports of a crashed object in Bonners Ferry area, Northern Idaho, following…

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Glowing Meteorite crashes into homeowner’s backyard in Appling, Georgia

Jay Sullivent heard a loud bang and thought there had been a car accident on the road in front of his house in Appling, Georgia on July 21, 2017.

According to CratersNews, he went running outside but instead of a car accident he discovered a burnt circle of grass in his backyard with smoke still rising from it.

Approaching closer he discovered a flame and a small piece of pink colored rock in the middle of the spot and concluded that it was a small meteorite, before he took it out of the hole.

 

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Huge mysterious ball of fire lights up the sky over Bergamo, Italy

On July 14, 2017 around 1.30AM during severe storms Patrizia Lapatty saw something strange in the sky over Bergamo in Italy on which she began to film the strange phenomenon.

Wondering what the phenomenon could have been she decided to send the footage to EUStormMap asking for an explanation on which they gave the following statement:

“For us this is one of the most fascinating types of lightning, beyond rare, it’s so rare that many people disbelieve. We receive only 1-2 reports per year in Europe and this is the 2nd one we have seen in 2017.”

“Immediately after the strong pulsing glow came a very strong smell of sulphur, a common trait with ball lightning reports.”

“No sign of fire the following morning and this occurred some 2-3 meters above the tree tops on a hillside in front of the observers home.”

Thus, according to EUStormMap it was ball lightning and it happened 2-3 meters above the tree tops on a hillside.

At all, in my opinion their statement is very vague and I think more investigation is needed before claiming it is ball lightning.

If you look at the video it seems that the ball of lightning is much further away then right 2-3 meters above the tree tops.

If you listen to the video then you not hear an explosion. Instead of exploding the anomaly gave a strong pulse, before fading away.

If it did not explode how then you can smell sulphur? Besides, is it possible that Patrizia can smell the sulphur, given the distance from her location to the hillside?

And given the distance from the anomaly to the earth’s surface it seems unlikely that it would have been a malfunction of a transformer or power lines

Here is the fascinating video of the ball of fire in the sky over Bergamo and decide for yourself what it might have been.

 
Or see the video link below of the ball of fire via EUStormMap Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/EUStormMap/videos/1129785617121418/

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